Looking for local ethical meat? Check out these producers in the food eXchange region -
AVENEL MEATS (Butcher) - Avenel
Ever wished for the service and quality of the old Butcher Shop?
Avenel Meats as its name suggests is unpretentious but the quality of what it sells will have you coming back again. Try Scott’s sausages and “You’ll never get Better” says an old joke, but you the only illness your likely to catch is a passion for more of the same. Open Saturday mornings, and all day Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. His excellent meat pulls in customers from far away.
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BUCKLEY'S FARM (Eggs) - Hilldene
Pastured free range eggs from our happy hens
Come and get some of our pastured free range eggs from our happy hens and taste what all the fuss is about! Our eggs are available at several local markets. We can also deliver to the Seymour/Puckapunyal area by arrangement.
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BUXTON TROUT & SALMON FARM (Fish) - Buxton
We welcome everybody to come drop a line at our farm
The gravity fed water supply originates from the snowfields of Lake Mountain before cascading down Stevensons Falls and through its streams providing the perfect place to grow a clean natural food. No antibiotic chemicals or growth hormones are used on our farm.
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THE COLOURFUL COOP (Live Chickens) - Nagambie
We breed and sell gorgeous live free ranged chickens.
The Colourful Coop believes that chickens are a pet for everyone. They are the ultimate in sustainable backyards, they eat your scraps and in return give you delicious eggs and great manure for your vegie garden.
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EAT LOCAL EAT WILD (Lamb, Beef, Chicken & Eggs) - Bonnie Doon
Pasture fed, naturally raised sheep, beef and chicken. Pasture fed eggs - best you will taste!
Producing the best locally grown, chemical free chicken,beef and lamb in the North East, and Yarra Valley. We are expanding our numbers - so have limited amounts, if you are interested in preordering let us know. We are also interested in Sheep and Cow Joint Ownership. If you would like to own your own cow or sheep, and enjoy the fruits of her labour in offspring, then let me know.
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GOULBURN RIVER TROUT (Fish) - Alexandra
Australia's finest trout
We sell to domestic and international markets. Australian grown and a sustainable source of food. Our trout is grown and processed on site in Alexandra. Our trout is farmed in ponds using water from Lake Eildon and the Goulburn River.
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KILMORE RABBITS (Rabbit) - Kilmore
Time to Kilmore Rabbits!
Farmed white meat with a unique flavour.
Call Cesario on 0431 794 110
LIFE ON THE LAND (Beef & Chicken) - Tallarook
Food Raised With Integrity
Nutritious, healthy food, raised with integrity and farmed in a manner that regenerates the earth – here at Life On The Land, we want to share this abundance with you.
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THE MEAT ROOM (Butcher) - Kilmore
Home of the finest hand made artisan small goods. The Salami Sessions are hands on, authentic, one day instructional workshops in the art of salami making. A unique grassroots cultural experience, the sessions are aimed at first time makers and novices or those wishing to hone their skills.
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McIVOR FARM FOODS (Pork) - Tooborac
Natural, Ethical & Wholesome
McIvor Farm Foods speciality is Free Range Pork - predominatly a Berkshire based herd which being a black pig tolerates living in the outdoors better particularly with regards to sunburn - but from the consumers point-of-view a succluent, juicy pork with amazing flavour.
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PIGS IN SPACE (Pork) - Glenhope
Our breeding pigs are like really big friendly pets and we give them a great life.
Deep in Glenhope farmland is an unconventional agricultural space ruled by pigs. The gigantic mammals roam the pasture in organic, grass-fed freedom. Artist Hayley Arjona and husband Lincoln Frok, tasked with managing the larger-than-life oinkers, started the sustainable farm to produce free-range pork.
Website: Pigs In Space
Email: pigsinspacepork (at) gmail.com
RUSSELL BARNS THE MOBILE BUTCHER (Butcher) - Seymour
From farm to freezer, we provide better animal welfare through on farm processing.
Why buy meat when you can grow your own. Reduce the stress on your animals by letting us come to you. We provide on farm animal dispatching, processing and butchering for beef, lamb and pork. Cool rooms supplied. Cut to order.
Phone: 0407 523 420
RUTHERFORDS FREE RANGE EGGS (Eggs) - Seymour
Practising proper free range hen welfare management
Rutherfords free range eggs are available from Taurus Gourmet Meats on Station St, Seymour or contact the Rutherford Bros. on 5799 1110
Website: Rutherford Bros
SEVEN CREEKS GRASS FED (Beef & Lamb) - Euroa
Gourmet meat. Ethically produced. No compromise.
Delivering 21 day dry-aged grass fed Angus beef packs and dry-aged grass fed prime lamb packs to your door.
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SEVEN HILLS (Goat) - Tallarook
Breeders of Australian Boer Goats & Purveyors of Fine Quality Goat Meat
Established in 2007, originally on 600 acres, we are now spread over three properties and 700+ acres, with over 2000+ Australian Boer Goats including Full Blood South African Boers, Kalahari Reds and Boer infused commercial breeding does. We pride ourselves as being an Australian owned company and providing the highest quality farmed goat meat to prominent chefs and restaurants around Australia.
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STRATHBOGIE PASTURE PORK (Pork) - Strathbogie
Ethical porky and bacony yumminess.
The Townsend family farm pigs and cattle in & around Strathbogie in North-east Victoria. We raise happy Berkshire pigs grazing pasture, & cattle too.
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TALLAROOK MEAT CO (Alpaca) - Sugarloaf Creak
Quality 100% Victorian Alpaca Meat
We are a small alpaca farm overlooking the Tallarook Ranges producing 100% Victoria alpaca meat. Our alpacas are pasture raised and ethically treated and produce a quality product.
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TOM'S PADDOCK (Beef & Eggs) - Glenburn
Farming to nurture our land
Helping our community reengage with where their food is grown. Using holistic sustaining considerate farming practise to capture the sun energy and turn it into nutrient dense, chemical free food that tastes great. Multiple animal species working together to enhance our farming environment and maximise productivity in a sustainable manner.
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WARIALDA BELTED GALLOWAY BEEF (Beef) - Clonbinane
Rare Breed Beef, Grass Fed and Dry Aged
Located in Clonbinane, Victoria, Allen and Lizette Snaith have been breeding Belted Galloway cattle for 30 years. Using quality stud genetics, the Snaith family believes in a paddock-to-plate approach to cattle breeding, now providing 100% grass fed, dry aged beef to restaurants and direct to the public through Victorian Farmers’ Markets.
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WHITEGATE FARM (Beef) - Kilmore
We grow happy cattle!
Our journey began in the spring of 2009, with the inspirational thought of returning to the country. The clean country life we both experienced as children was an experience that we wanted to give to our own children. Our search area included the regions where we both grew up Whittlesea and Seymour; I was drawn to a listing of 74 acres 10 minutes north of Kilmore. The view from the front gate was breath-taking, the rolling hills of the Tallarook ranges combined with the green pastures of the central Victorian uplands.
Website: Whitegate Farm
YAPUNYAH MEADOW GRAZED CHICKENS (Chicken) - Graytown
Tasty whole fresh chicken!
Ian and Mandy McClaren are raising Yapunyah Meadow Grazed Chickens on their farm "Yapunyah" in Central Victoria. These are good wholesome chemical and GM free chickens that are grazed on fresh green grass daily. Beautiful whole chickens with natural grass fed flavour. Yapunyah Meadow Grazed Chickens are large enough to feed a family of four and have left overs.